Our highly-qualified team of independent contractors is set up on a project-by-project basis to provide you with the highest level of service and timely delivery.

Alice Dodson Architect, principal, AIA member

Alice Dodson

Architect, principal, AIA member

Alice has been practicing architecture since 1977.

After 14 years of experience in different architectural offices, first in Europe, then in California and North Carolina, she started her own practice in 1991 in Asheville, NC.

Educated and trained in Europe and in the United States she has traveled and gathered information from a variety of cultures in Europe, Asia, and America.

She calls upon her professional and personal life experiences to create with you, and for you, physical spaces of soul and beauty.

Jacquelyn Schauer

Jacquelyn Schauer

Architect, principal of Jacquelyn Schauer Architect, AIA member

Jackie holds a Master of Architecture and Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis (1975). She began her own solo practice in Asheville in 1982, focusing on renovation and additions, both residential and commercial. She also has special experience in design for accessibility.

Jackie has played a leadership role in AIA Asheville for many years, including seven years as an executive board member. In 2007, she helped establish the Asheville Design Center as an independent nonprofit and served as co-chair of its first Board of Directors.

Mark Gillis

Mark Gillis

Architect, NCARB

Mark is a nationally certified architect (NCARB) and a Licensed Architect in multiple states and is based near Asheville, NC. He has designed and developed many successful healthcare, commercial, religious and residential projects. He is dedicated to client service, seeking creative solutions grounded in environmentally sound and sustainable building practices.

Mark’s goal is to serve the client with responsive and responsible project solutions—from inception and design through to community and governmental approvals, bidding and construction.

Janet Peterson

Janet Peterson

CAD Operator and Technical Manager

Janet lived in Chapel Hill, NC for 21 years where she specialized in Computer Graphics. After moving back to the mountains in 1996, she combined her computer skills with her love of design and construction by learning the 3D architectural software, ArchiCAD.

Janet has worked with several architects in the Asheville area and with Alice Dodson Architect, PA since 2001. Janet also had a General Contractor license and has construction experience.



Quality Assurance

Panther gives her official OK on all documents, when she’s not napping on them. Other responsibilities include morale building, seat warming and never ending excitement.